In a Twitter thread, Elliot, the lawmaker representing Surulere at the Lagos State House of Assembly called on the federal government to reverse the suspension stating that the ban, ‘no matter the reasons proffered tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.’
The legislator said, “I want to admonish our government to always remember that the people’s right to express themselves freely must not be compromised. This ban, no matter the reasons proffered tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.”
Elliot reminded the government that Nigerian youths trade their wares and advertise their businesses and services via the micro-blogging site.
He said, “In a democratic society like ours, we must weigh the economic and social impact of this ban on the populace — especially our teeming youths and entrepreneurs who depend solely on this platform to carry out their legitimate business.
“In the past, our government have shown the required goodwill to stand on side of the people even when it’s not too convenient for them to do so. I believe that this won’t be an exception. I want to appeal to the government to reconsider this ban in the interest of our people and our country at large.”
Kemi Filani would recall that on Friday the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, via a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi, announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.
The statement read, “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
“The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
“The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria.”
According to trustworthy accounts, Temitope Joshua, better known as Prophet TB Joshua, the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, died on his way to the hospital.
“Yesterday evening, he led a service. He’d been ill for the past two days. After the evening performance, he decided to go to the hospital. On his way to the hospital, he passed away,” it was revealed by a source.
The church and his family are yet to make an official announcement about his death. At the time, he was 57 years old. Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, in Arigidi, Akoko axis, Ondo State. It was being planned for his 58th birthday, which is six days away.
The news of his death became a craze on social media...
Following the sudden death of Nigerian preacher and televangelist, Temitope Balogun Joshua, official statement has been released.
Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died in Lagos on Saturday night at the age of 57.
The Akoko, Ondo state born man of God, had earlier in day participated in a church programme before his shocking death.
Although the cause of death could not be ascertained as at the time of filing in report, but his body was confirmed to have been deposited in the morgue.
Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world....
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has confirmed the passing away of the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua.
The popular televangelist died suddenly at age 57.
Fani-Kayode, who is a well-known friend of Joshua, had earlier claimed the report of the Prophets's death was fake news, but has now confirmed the death in a followed up tweet.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said TB Joshua's daughter confirmed the death to him, adding that he is in pain.
"The passing of my brother TB Joshua saddens me deeply. At 3.00am this morning I was told by one of his daughters that this was fake news & I tweeted as much.